Good news! I have contributed my T4 template to the .less project. You can access it from the big download button on their homepage.
Pain is often a great motivator for invention, unless you become dull to the pain. I think CSS is one of those cases where there’s a lot of pain that we as web developers often take in stride. Fortunately not everyone accepts that pain and efforts such as LESS are born. As the home page states: LESS extends CSS with: variables, mixins, operations and nested rules. Best of all,...
UPDATE: Pretty much disregard this entire post, except as a reminder that it’s easy to make a mistake with DOCTYPEs and markup. As many people have told me, I had an error I didn’t notice in the original HTML. I forgot to close the SELECT tag. I’ll leave the post as-is. Not only that, the DOCTYPE is not specified in the document, which causes IE to render in Quirks mode, not standards mode. So I guess the bug is in IE 7 rendering. So this is a case of PEBKAC, the bug is in the HTML, not the...
One praiseworthy aspect of ASP.NET 2.0 is its much improved XHTML compliance. However, there is one particular implementation detail related to this that causes some web designs to break and could have been implemented in a better manner. The detail is how ASP.NET 2.0 will wrap a DIV tag around hidden input fields. My complaint isn’t that Microsoft added this DIV wrapper, because it is needed for strict compliance. My complaint is that there is no CSS class or id on the DIV to make it easy to exclude CSS styling on it. For example, here is a snippet from the output of...
My Coworker (and Subtext co-admin) Steve Harman writes about a weird double PostBack issue he ran into recently when using CSS Friendly Control Adapters with the CreateUserWizard Membership Provider control. So far he hasn’t received much in the way of feedback in the forums yet. Have any of you run into this? Technorati tags: ASP.NET, CSS
When you see the following in your CSS
It makes sense to convert it to this.
margin: 10px 20px;
It’s cleaner and takes up less space.
There are a lot of ways you can optimize your CSS in this way. I'm not talking about compression, but optimization.
Today, The Daily Blog Tips site linked to a website called CleanCSS that can perform many of these optimizations for you. For example, feed it the above CSS and it will make that conversion. Very nice!
Technorati tags: CSS, Tips